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Book Banning has existed in America since colonial times, when legislatures and royal governors enacted laws against blasphemy and seditious libel. Legislatures in the early American republic passed laws against obscenity. Though freedom of the press has grown significantly over the course of the twentieth century, book banning and related forms of censorship have persisted due to cyclical concerns about affronts to cultural, political, moral, and religious orthodoxy.
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Universal Library
by Adolf Hitler
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California Digital Library
by Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919; Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915
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Publisher's green and red illustrated cloth over boards; illustrated endpapers. Plate detached
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Wizards
Project Gutenberg
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
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Book from Project Gutenberg: Ulysses Library of Congress Classification: PR Note: This eBook is based on the pre-1923 print editions. Note: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_(novel)
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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New York Public Library
by Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932; Bransom, Paul, 1885- ill
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The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger
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Topic: Animals
New York Public Library
by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863; Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859; Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, ill
texts
eye 11,969
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A collection of tales taken from German folklore and immortalized by the brothers Grimm
Topics: Fairy tales, Folklore -- Germany
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Smith, Adam, 1723-1790
texts
eye 11,666
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Topic: Economics
California Digital Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
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Slocum and Cahoon
California Digital Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957; Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957
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eye 10,203
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
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California Digital Library
by Chopin, Kate, 1851-1904
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California Digital Library
by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
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Topics: Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, Married people -- Fiction
Internet Archive Books
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
texts
eye 7,711
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Topics: Coal miners, Married women, Mothers and sons, Possessiveness
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California Digital Library
by Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878
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California Digital Library
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
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New York Public Library
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Microfilm
Universal Library
texts
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Topics: LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE, Literature, Literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950
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Internet Archive Books
by Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880; Ranous, Dora Knowlton, 1859-1916
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
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Topics: Meat industry and trade -- Fiction, Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Brehm, Worth, 1883-1928; Hart, James David, 1911-
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University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
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California Digital Library
by Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864; George H. Doran Company. (1920) bkp CU-BANC; Thomson, Hugh, 1860-1920; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951
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Banned Books
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D. H. Lawrence's seminal "Lady Chatterley's Lover" read by Jan McLaughlin.
Topics: d.h. lawrence, lady chatterley's lover, audio book, audiobook, jan mclaughlin
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
texts
eye 4,187
favorite 1
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Project Gutenberg
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
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Book from Project Gutenberg: Heart of Darkness Library of Congress Classification: PR
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Topics: Evolution, Natural selection
Project Gutenberg
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
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Book from Project Gutenberg: Kim Library of Congress Classification: PR
California Digital Library
by Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809
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Topics: Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797, France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799 Causes, Great Britain -- Politics...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cather, Willa, 1873-1947
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California Digital Library
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
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California Digital Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916; R. & R. Clark (Edinburgh)
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Sweet Collection
Banned Books
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951; Jean Hersholt Collection of Sinclair Lewis (Library of Congress) DLC; John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Middle-aged men, Businessmen, Conformity
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=GS8a_qv3e6IC&oe=UTF-8
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Massó Torrents, Jaime, 1863-
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Aristophanes; Zévort, Charles Marie, 1816-1887
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University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910
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Cunha Intermediate School
by Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956; Shepard, Ernest H. (Ernest Howard), 1879-1976, ill
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The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday
Topics: Toys, Toys
Source: halfmoonbayschool
Banned Books
by Clemens,Samuel L.
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Topics: LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE, Literature, Literature
California Digital Library
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
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California Digital Library
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
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Topics: City and town life -- Minnesota Fiction, Married women -- Minnesota Fiction
California Digital Library
by Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
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University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
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California Digital Library
by Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
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New York Public Library
by Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
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Topic: Fairy tales
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778
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California Digital Library
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Topic: Freedom of the press
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
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California Digital Library
by London, Jack, 1876-1916
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Universal Library
by Sinclair Lewis
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Cornell University Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
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The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
Project Gutenberg
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
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Book from Project Gutenberg: Lord Jim Library of Congress Classification: PR
Cornell University Library
by Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
texts
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The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
Princeton Theological Seminary Library
by Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871
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Topic: Evolution
California Digital Library
by Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850
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California Digital Library
texts
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California Digital Library
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754
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Banned Books
by Jack London
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Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=xFIYAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
texts
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
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Cornell University Library
by Cather, Willa, 1873-1947
texts
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The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
Banned Books
by Henry James
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Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=KecBAAAAQAAJ&oe=UTF-8
American Libraries
by Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
texts
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